An evening in Rüdesheim, featuring windows, and a castle on the hill.

Last night our cruise ship docked in Rüdesheim, a pretty wine-making town in the Rhine Gorge. After dinner on board, we decided to go ashore and seek out the night life. We had to wait quite a few minutes for four trains to come past, before we were allowed to cross the line, and I decided that this quaint little tower was really worth a photo.

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Once safely across, we wandered the narrow lanes lined with bars and restaurants.

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The windows really caught my attention, so I thought I’d capture a few for Dawn’s Thursday windows challenge. On our trip, I’ve noticed so many colourful window boxes everywhere in England, France and Germany

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There were some very cute ornaments in this Christmas shop.

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The brightly lit restaurants looked really inviting, and most had live music playing.

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We’d already eaten a fabulous dinner, so could only look.

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We found a lively bar, and sat for a while enjoying a glass of German wine and listening to a group playing really old songs from the 50’s to the 70’s. People were really enjoying themselves on the tiny dance floor in the corner.

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On our way back to the ship, I noticed these stained glass windows, not in a church, but on the side of a pub/restaurant.

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It was a lovely evening, and a pretty castle was outlined against the night sky.

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We had to wait again before crossing the railway line back to the ship.

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Then it wasn’t far along the tow path back to our home on the water, under the moon-lit sky.

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We are now docked in Koblensk, and I’m going to do some exploring this afternoon.